A pub in north Norfolk has been named the best in the county by the National Pub & Bar Awards. 

The Kings Head in Letheringsett beat off competition to be named the best pub in Norfolk for 2023.  

Tristan O'Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which runs the awards said: "With outrageous energy costs, recruitment shortages and a punishing taxation system, these businesses are once again facing tough times. 

Eastern Daily Press: The Kings Head pub in Letheringsett, near Holt, has been named the best in Norfolk by the National Pub and Bar Awards.

"Now, more than ever, it’s vital that people support their local pubs and bars." 

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The annual event names a total of 94 venues as the best in their respective counties, aiming to highlight the positive work being carried out across the UK’s hospitality industry. 

Eastern Daily Press: The pub's garden is often heralded as one of the best in Norfolk.The pub's garden is often heralded as one of the best in Norfolk. (Image: The Kings Head)

The Kings Head won the same prize back in 2021 and is part of Anglian Country Inns which recently took home the Best Premium Food Offer UK gong at The Publican Awards. 

The grand final awards ceremony takes place in London on June 28 and the county winners will discover which pubs will be taking home a regional title, as well as which site is declared the UK’s best.